Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.



Xavier Symons | 28 Jul 2019 |
tags: brain stimulation, elon musk, neuroethics, neuroscience
The researchers want to start trials on humans next year

Xavier Symons | 20 Jul 2019 |
tags: abortion, communitarianism, daniel callahan, euthanasia, stem-cell research
Bioethics pioneer Daniel Callahan, co-founder of The Hastings Center, has died aged 88.

Xavier Symons | 9 Jun 2019 |
tags: euthanasia, euthanasia for children, euthanasia for psychological suffering, minors, vsed
While the story of a Dutch teen's assisted death wasn’t real, it could have been.

Xavier Symons | 2 Jun 2019 |
tags: anatomy, cadavers, cooperation in evil, nazi doctors
Some of the best human anatomical illustrations are from Nazi doctors.

Xavier Symons | 26 May 2019 |
tags: abortion, induced abortion, law, miscarriages, spontaneous abortion, us
Two pro-life medical ethicists have answered with a qualified "no".

Xavier Symons | 11 May 2019 |
tags:
Some are sceptical about the ethics and rigor of the novel research

Xavier Symons | 27 Apr 2019 |
tags: brain damage, brain death, futility, organ procurement
The study challenges beliefs about brain damage and brain death.

Xavier Symons | 27 Apr 2019 |
tags: eugenics, japan, law, sterilisation
The sterilisations took place under the auspices of the country's Eugenic Protection Law.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2019 |
tags: euthanasia, law, spain
The video shows a man assisting his chronically ill wife to commit suicide.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2019 |
tags: australia, donor conception, incest
Experts are calling for stronger regulation of donor conception.

Xavier Symons | 30 Mar 2019 |
tags: autonomy, euthanasia, liberalism
Perhaps there more to the euthanasia debate than individual autonomy.

Xavier Symons | 30 Mar 2019 |
tags: hiv, organ transplantation, rationing, stigmatization
Doctors hope to increase the pool of organs and decrease HIV stigma.

Xavier Symons | 23 Mar 2019 |
tags: 14 day rule, embryology, hfea, utilitarianism
Her work laid the foundation for fertility and embryology legislation in the UK.

Xavier Symons | 10 Mar 2019 |
tags: direct to consumer, enhancement, neuroscience, transcranial stimulation
Transcranial brain stimulation may have serious side-effects, ethicists say.

Xavier Symons | 10 Mar 2019 |
tags: consciousness, minimally conscious state, pvs
An Oxford law professor says No



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